Rob moved eastern Colorado into Kansas (173 miles) with some beautiful tail winds and great energy. His crew chief, Sean Flanagan reported early in the day, “It is amazing to watch. God has answered Rob’s prayers.” Rob reported in the midst of his good ride that he needed a chiropractor. Sharon Powell from 3000 miles of prayer, found Dr. Phillips of Phillips Chiropractic in Dodge City who was willing to meet us on route with a portable table.
He generously donated his services and worked on the rest of Rob’s crew also. We outfitted his whole family with our special t-shirts. His kids were super excited. It was fun to learn that Dr. Phillips is a team chiropractor for a local football team. He knew just what to do with Rob’s athletic, football player stature.
Rob had some physical deterioration 30 miles before he reached the chiropractor but looking forward to treatment and a nap in the air-conditioned van kept him going. He went down for a nap immediately after Dr. Phillips worked on him and if Rob keeps to the pattern of the past five days, he will be up in an hour or so and heading down the road with renewed energy.
I am so amazed at how this huge community has come together to get Rob through this race. He has a very committed, talented, skilled, and compassionate team. He has all of you watching, hoping, praying, and cheering him on. He has people who will make calls and find chiropractors. This is not a one-man show. Rob absolutely trusts his team to care for him when he can’t walk and to think for him when he can’t reason. He asks for prayer often and trusts that God will answer.
This is a great picture of the 3000 Miles to a Cure purpose. It will take a huge community to raise enough money to find a cure for brain cancer. Rob is giving us a physical picture of the challenges ahead for brain cancer treatment. It is a hard road. It will take many of us to help by taking action and doing our part. Rob said, “I am just a small building block of something much bigger.” He is certainly doing his part—struggling, pushing himself, persevering in order to call attention to brain cancer research. Now we can do our part.
3000 Miles to a Cure is a nonprofit organization founded to end brain cancer by raising funds for research. They have partnered with Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2), funding cutting edge work in the difficult world of brain tumors. Every penny you give goes to research through ABC2.
Maria Parker founded 3000 Miles to a Cure when her sister, Jenny, was diagnosed with brain cancer in 2012. Maria’s goal is to raise money to find a cure for brain cancer. She continues to be devastated by the loss of her sister, Jenny, and wants to put an end to the suffering that this disease causes families. She would love to see brain cancer cured in her lifetime. Brain cancer research has been underfunded and our hope is to provide some very needed funding using the platform of this race that demands everything.
In 2013, when Maria raced across America, she raised $70,000.
In 2014, when Jacquie Schlitter raced for 3000 Miles to a Cure, she raised $15,000.
In 2015, when Rob White raced, he raised $30,000.
This year, Marshall and Rob hope to raise $40,000 together.
We are now at the half way point of the race. So far, we have raised $9,331. That is 23% of our goal.
Will you please help by donating here.